Fatal Hit-and-Run Leaves Pedestrian Dead NR21261ml

September 27, 2021

North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision.

On Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 9:43 p.m., a dark van was traveling westbound on Oxnard Street when it collided with a pedestrian crossing mid-block southbound Oxnard Street east of Farmdale Avenue.

The driver of the van fled the scene westbound Oxnard Street without identifying himself/herself or attempting to render aid.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead from his injuries. The pedestrian was a 55-year-old male resident of North Hollywood, his name will not be released until next of kin is notified. This investigation is ongoing, no arrest has been made at this time.

The public is reminded to cross the streets in a safe manner, use the traffic lights, cross inside the crosswalk, and obey the rules of the road.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves.

On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit-and-Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members that provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

The investigation is ongoing, anyone who may have witnessed or have information regarding this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Detective Davis at (818)-644-8032. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.